Citibank and Triax re-open Hedge Fund Note program.

Date: Monday, March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002: Citibank Canada and Triax Advanced Strategies Inc. are pleased to announce that they are re-opening the GPR Hedge Fund Notes for new purchases until April 23rd,2002. The first offering of the Notes was completed on January 10, 2002 raising approximately $35 million